The End of the Soviet Era: Assessments from a 30 Years Distance (Round Table)

Publication type Article
Status Published
Affiliation: State Academic University of the Humanities
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Affiliation: Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Journal nameSotsiologicheskie issledovaniya
EditionIssue 12

In December 2021, it has been 30 years since the end of the history of the USSR, but the Russian society has not yet decided on its attitude to this event, contradictory assessments are also given by social scientists. Continuing the discussion started in No. 8 of this year, the magazine organized a round table discussion in absentia, having invited social science experts representing different scientific and ideological fields to discuss issues about the events of 1991. Participants demonstrate the opinions and assessments range - from apologetic to critical.

Keywordsthe USSR collapse, "real socialism", socialist idea, social development, public consciousness, events of 1991
AcknowledgmentThis article is a translation of: Завершение советской эпохи: оценки с дистанции в 30 лет (круглый стол) // Sotsiologicheskie Issledovaniia. 2021. No 12: 3–27. DOI: 10.31857/S013216250018020-5
Publication date24.12.2021
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